Gregory Soto
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 1" 234LBS | Age: 28

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 4 5.48 26 0 1 23.0 27 1.26
5 Seasons 9 24 4.27 212 7 51 227.2 237 1.47
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 26 1-4 5.48 23.0 27 1.26
5 Seasons 212 9-24 4.27 227.2 237 1.47

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 24 1110 198 20 10.1 7.2 91.1 115.1 8.4 30.8 .290 .499 .372 .374 .408 43.9 16.3 12.0 5.78 6.49
2020 25 394 54 3 5.6 3.1 91.3 111.9 2.0 27.8 .203 .307 .281 .293 .337 35.2 29.6 13.3 4.30 3.60
2021 26 1131 159 11 6.9 4.0 89.1 111.9 11.1 26.4 .199 .330 .285 .293 .336 35.8 27.5 14.5 3.39 3.60
2022 27 1102 162 10 6.2 3.8 91.4 111.0 7.7 34.0 .222 .346 .302 .313 .335 43.2 22.8 12.9 3.28 4.08
2023 28 396 55 2 3.6 2.1 85.4 110.8 10.9 29.1 .195 .267 .278 .266 .294 30.9 28.4 12.6 5.73 2.83
Player 4133 628 46 7.3 4.6 90.2 115.1 8.6 30.1 .230 .373 .312 .318 .355 39.8 23.5 13.1
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Soto relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(42.9%) ,
Slider
(40.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(16.2%) ,
Changeup
(0.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 49.0 25.8 22.2 3.0 29.3 40.9 29.8 3.0 34.8 19.7 25.8 6.1 10.1 7.2
2020 53.7 20.4 25.9 0.0 37.0 29.6 33.3 1.9 40.7 16.7 27.8 5.6 5.6 3.1
2021 45.9 25.8 20.1 8.2 33.3 32.7 34.0 5.0 37.7 29.6 17.6 3.1 6.9 4.0
2022 48.8 22.2 23.5 5.6 28.4 43.2 28.4 3.1 37.0 27.2 19.8 6.8 6.2 3.8
2023 45.5 34.5 18.2 1.8 32.7 34.5 32.7 7.3 34.5 29.1 21.8 3.6 3.6 2.1
Player 48.2 25.2 22.0 4.6 31.1 37.9 31.1 3.8 36.6 24.7 22.0 5.3 7.3 4.6
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Sinker PHI L 170 97.5 19.4 0.2 1 17.4 2.2 14
2023 Changeup PHI L 1 93.1 24.9 -2.8 -10 16.3 0.9 6
2023 4-Seamer PHI L 64 98.2 14.3 -1.8 -15 10.9 2.5 30
2023 Slider PHI L 161 87.5 32.2 -0.9 -3 2.4 -2.0 -46
2022 Slider DET L 238 89.3 28.1 -3.2 -10 1.4 -2.4 -64
2022 Sinker DET L 502 98.1 18.6 -0.4 -2 16.7 1.7 11
2022 4-Seamer DET L 351 98.7 14.5 -1.9 -15 11.2 2.7 32
2022 Changeup DET L 11 91.8 23.8 -3.5 -13 16.7 1.7 11
2021 Sinker DET L 623 98.2 17.2 -0.3 -2 15.9 0.9 6
2021 Slider DET L 425 88.3 30.3 -1.4 -4 2.5 -1.5 -37
2021 4-Seamer DET L 83 98.2 13.8 -1.3 -10 8.8 0.3 4
2020 Slider DET L 80 87.7 31.8 -1.2 -4 3.8 -0.2 -6
2020 4-Seamer DET L 18 96.6 15.1 -1.6 -12 4.5 -3.1 -41
2020 Sinker DET L 295 97.3 18.0 -0.5 -3 14.3 -0.5 -3
2019 Sinker DET L 710 95.3 17.2 -2.6 -13 13.2 -1.1 -7
2019 Slider DET L 264 84.9 34.6 -1.1 -3 3.7 -0.8 -18
2019 Changeup DET L 68 88.3 23.5 -4.7 -17 13.2 -0.8 -6
2019 4-Seamer DET L 68 96.0 15.1 -1.0 -7 3.7 -3.8 -51
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sinker -1.1 -2 170 42.9 35 .296 .333 .356 26.6 17.1 20.7 .255 .298 .328 27.3
2023 Slider 1.3 2 161 40.7 45 .167 .286 .227 53.8 40.0 24.0 .142 .204 .184 33.3
2023 4-Seamer 0.2 0 64 16.2 15 .167 .167 .260 30.0 20.0 13.0 .249 .413 .366 33.3
2023 Changeup -4.4 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 Sinker -0.9 -4 502 45.6 116 .237 .289 .316 20.7 13.8 15.5 .240 .316 .318 39.5
2022 4-Seamer 0.4 1 351 31.9 93 .195 .299 .289 26.2 30.1 19.4 .201 .312 .297 50.0
2022 Slider 1.6 4 238 21.6 51 .262 .429 .368 36.2 29.4 17.6 .228 .490 .345 40.0
2022 Changeup -3.6 0 11 1.0 2 .000 .000 .000 25.0 50.0 50.0 .073 .073 .068 100.0
2021 Sinker 1.0 6 623 55.1 147 .265 .410 .375 18.9 18.4 17.4 .234 .398 .349 35.5
2021 Slider -2.7 -11 425 37.6 104 .138 .223 .216 43.0 33.7 24.3 .176 .273 .243 37.3
2021 4-Seamer -2.8 -2 83 7.3 23 .095 .238 .187 50.0 60.9 29.8 .102 .201 .178 28.6
2020 Sinker 0.1 0 296 75.1 78 .219 .344 .329 17.0 20.5 21.6 .224 .356 .329 37.5
2020 Slider -4.2 -3 80 20.3 18 .056 .056 .050 61.0 72.2 41.9 .087 .098 .082 20.0
2020 4-Seamer 5.4 1 18 4.6 2 1.000 1.000 .800 33.3 0.0 0.0 .927 .976 .768 0.0
2019 Sinker 0.0 0 710 64.0 169 .308 .441 .401 14.5 10.1 9.6 .327 .559 .417 49.6
2019 Slider 2.0 5 264 23.8 74 .275 .565 .370 36.2 33.8 22.7 .197 .369 .268 29.5
2019 Changeup 5.5 4 68 6.1 14 .500 .857 .579 10.0 7.1 12.5 .391 .640 .436 30.8
2019 4-Seamer -1.0 -1 68 6.1 18 .286 .357 .375 12.5 11.1 9.1 .272 .370 .370 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 4-Seam Fastball 17 96.7 84 14.3 11:15 11:30 -15
2020 Sinker 273 97.3 85 18.1 11:00 10:15 45
2020 Slider 70 87.7 33 5.0 12:30 1:45 -75
2021 4-Seam Fastball 83 98.2 89 16.8 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Sinker 613 98.2 91 19.7 10:45 10:00 45
2021 Slider 419 88.3 33 4.8 12:00 1:15 -75
2022 Changeup 11 91.8 98 19.1 10:15 9:45 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 349 98.7 93 17.5 10:30 10:30 0
2022 Sinker 496 98.1 94 19.7 10:30 10:00 30
2022 Slider 234 89.3 41 6.0 11:30 12:30 -60
2023 4-Seam Fastball 61 98.2 93 17.7 10:30 10:45 -15
2023 Sinker 155 97.5 93 20.1 10:30 9:45 45
2023 Slider 159 87.5 25 4.2 12:15 1:45 -90
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 275 1,110 -10 7 7 4 8
2020 98 394 -5 -4 3 3 -2
2021 274 1,131 -9 -12 6 7 -8
2022 262 1,102 -14 -5 10 9 1
2023 95 396 -8 3 2 2 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 1,110 52.0 67.2 84.8 23.3 62.9 42.6 55.6 46.1 19.7 8.6 82.1
2020 394 49.0 58.5 79.6 21.4 48.8 39.6 51.0 39.6 28.8 5.3 71.4
2021 1,131 51.5 63.4 77.8 25.9 43.7 40.0 59.1 45.2 31.3 7.8 80.7
2022 1,102 49.2 68.3 80.3 26.4 57.4 41.5 56.9 47.0 25.7 8.2 87.8
2023 396 50.3 59.3 70.3 28.9 40.4 42.2 57.9 44.2 39.4 6.3 76.0
Player 4,133 50.6 64.9 80.0 25.2 52.3 41.3 56.7 45.3 27.1 7.7 82.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 4 6 9 16 3 42 8 3 4 8 9 9 3 83 68 94
2020 69 82 89 86 42 74 66 6 59 79 11 65 8 97 83 88
2021 72 89 87 76 41 76 62 41 71 77 2 81 28 98 83 85
2022 39 69 73 72 11 78 70 1 13 49 2 53 17 98 82 80
2023 89 89 96 95 63 88 92 93 89 79 15 97 52 96 68 77
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.9 9 10.6 -2 3 12 3 33.3
2020 24.4 2 2.0 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 24.8 7 7.8 -1 3 6 4 57.1
2022 22.5 2 2.3 0 4 2 1 50.0
2023 23.0 1 0.8 0 2 1 0 0.0
Player 23.6 21 23.4 -2 13 22 9 42.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 9 12 9 8 11 9 12 9 9 5 7 11 15 9 8 11 7 6 12 12 16 15 15 17 9 8 9 13 18 10 7
2020 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2
2021 7 9 8 7 9 9 10 7 7 5 8 11 5 6 8 8 5 7 8 10 6 9 10 7 5 7 10 9 7 8 8
2022 2 3 1 2 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 4 4 3 2 3 2 1 3 1 3 3 5 3 1 1 3 2 3 2 2
2023 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
Player 21 26 21 21 24 23 29 19 20 12 19 30 27 21 21 26 17 16 26 26 28 28 35 28 18 17 25 26 31 23 19
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.4 97.3 1.9 98.2 0.9 98.4 0.2 97.7 -0.7
Offspeed Velocity 88.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 91.8 0.0 93.1 1.3
Breaking Velocity 84.9 87.7 2.8 88.3 0.6 89.3 1.0 87.5 -1.8
Exit Velocity 91.1 91.3 0.2 89.1 -2.2 91.4 2.3 85.4 -6.0
Launch Angle 8.4 2.0 -6.4 11.1 9.1 7.7 -3.4 10.9 3.2
Barrel % 10.1 5.6 -4.5 6.9 1.3 6.2 -0.7 3.6 -2.6
Hard Hit % 43.9 35.2 -8.7 35.8 0.6 43.2 7.4 30.9 -12.3
Sweet Spot % 30.8 27.8 -3.0 26.4 -1.4 34.0 7.6 29.1 -4.9
xBA .290 .203 -0.087 .199 -0.004 .222 0.023 .195 -0.027
BA .308 .193 -0.115 .198 0.005 .225 0.027 .210 -0.015
xwOBA .374 .293 -0.081 .293 0.000 .313 0.020 .266 -0.047
wOBA .372 .281 -0.091 .285 0.004 .302 0.017 .278 -0.024
xSLG .499 .307 -0.192 .330 0.023 .346 0.016 .267 -0.079
SLG .496 .289 -0.207 .319 0.030 .317 -0.002 .284 -0.033
K% 16.3 29.6 13.3 27.5 -2.1 22.8 -4.7 28.4 5.6
BB% 12.0 13.3 1.3 14.5 1.2 12.9 -1.6 12.6 -0.3
Swing % 46.1 39.6 -6.5 45.2 5.6 47.0 1.8 44.2 -2.8
Whiff% 19.7 28.8 9.1 31.3 2.5 25.7 -5.6 39.4 13.7
In Zone % 52.0 49.0 -3.0 51.5 2.5 49.2 -2.3 50.3 1.1
Out of Zone % 48.0 51.0 3.0 48.5 -2.5 50.8 2.3 49.7 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 23.3 21.4 -1.9 25.9 4.5 26.4 0.5 28.9 2.5
First Pitch Swing % 24.4 20.4 -4.0 29.6 9.2 30.9 1.3 21.1 -9.8
First Pitch Strike % 55.6 51.0 -4.6 59.1 8.1 56.9 -2.2 57.9 1.0
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 275 .372 199 13 6.5 76 37 48.7
2020 98 .281 71 22 31.0 27 13 48.1
2021 264 .291 185 29 15.7 79 39 49.4
2022 262 .302 199 31 15.6 63 27 42.9
2023 95 .278 61 0 0.0 34 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 277 16.9 24.5% 0.7% 237 21.7 0.4% 5.9%
2020 122 17.7 12.3% 2.5% 73 22.2 0.0% 11.0%
2021 272 19.1 8.8% 4.4% 241 24.9 0.0% 25.7%
2022 273 19.1 7.0% 2.6% 218 23.8 0.0% 15.1%
2023 65 15.2 47.7% 1.5% 32 17.4 12.5% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution